What do you think about when someone says “premises liability?” Chances are, your first thought is that this means injuries on the property that belongs to a company or individual. But what does it mean in more detail?
Premises liability can include anything from slip and falls, to dog bites, to hazardous conditions.
This blog post will explain some of the most important things you need to know about premises liability accidents. This knowledge will further help you can make the right call and handle things efficiently!
1) What is a premises liability accident?
Premises accidents are injuries that occur on the property of someone else. This may be in your home, at your place of employment, or even while you’re out shopping or visiting friends. The property owner can be anyone from a big corporation to an individual homeowner to a municipality responsible for plowing public roads.
2) How common are premises liability accidents?
Premises liability cases may happen more often than you think because slips and falls, for example, account for nearly 30% of all personal injury lawsuits. The most common types of injuries in these claims include:
- Slip and fall (28%), trip or fall (14%) due to hazardous conditions.
- Dog bites (14%) or animal attacks.
- Public property falls (11%).
If you’ve experienced any of these injuries while on someone else’s property, it may be worth consulting with an attorney for guidance.
Role of An Attorney In Premise Liability Accidents:
It is important to consult with an attorney in the event of a premises liability accident because you could potentially be entitled to compensation.
For example, if someone else’s dog bit you and caused serious injury on your property (i.e., in public), consulting an attorney can help recover damages for medical expenses, physical impairment, disfigurement, pain, and suffering.
Ensure that you hire the best and most skilled lawyer or a well-known law firm, such as Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A., for any premise liability accident case. Doing so will ensure that you don’t have to struggle to get compensation for your losses and injuries in the future.